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(RotoExperts)   How every season of 'Dexter' mirrors every season of fantasy football   (rotoexperts.com) divider line 15
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2013-08-16 10:54:41 AM  
It's an over-hyped waste of time that gets less and less exciting the more you engage in it?
 
2013-08-16 10:58:56 AM  
I admit I know nothing about fantasy football, but doesn't picking individual players remove the team variable from the statistics?
 
2013-08-16 11:06:23 AM  
Julia Stiles and/or the chick from Chuck shows up?
 
2013-08-16 11:21:27 AM  

WTF Indeed: It's an over-hyped waste of time that gets less and less exciting the more you engage in it?


I liked every season except the Fight Club one with Tom Hanks' kid.
 
2013-08-16 11:23:13 AM  

Mugato: WTF Indeed: It's an over-hyped waste of time that gets less and less exciting the more you engage in it?

I liked every season except the Fight Club one with Tom Hanks' kid.


The Lithgow season lost me. That storyline could have been, like, 4 shows. They dragged it out way too long.
 
2013-08-16 11:36:04 AM  

Mugato: WTF Indeed: It's an over-hyped waste of time that gets less and less exciting the more you engage in it?

I liked every season except the Fight Club one with Tom Hanks' kid.


You liked 5 and 7? I mean, those two had their bright spots (Johnny Lee Miller and Ray Stevenson, respectively), but everything around those two was horrid. I was the show's biggest defender from seasons 1-4, but 8 can't wrap soon enough.
 
2013-08-16 11:40:47 AM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: You liked 5 and 7? I mean, those two had their bright spots (Johnny Lee Miller and Ray Stevenson, respectively), but everything around those two was horrid. I was the show's biggest defender from seasons 1-4, but 8 can't wrap soon enough.


I dunno, I pretty much watched them all at once in succession so I don't know which season is which but yeah, I liked most of them. They do have their filler sub-plots like most shows with one large arc have (daughter chased by cougars in '24', Marie's shoplifting in Breaking Bad, the unending farm visit in The Walking Dead) but overall I think it was a great show. I do want his "apprentice" killed as soon as possible though.
 
2013-08-16 12:00:46 PM  
Mainly, because you get the option of choosing how much time you spend obsessing about it. Some decide to dedicate ten hours a day reviewing injury reports, consulting rankings and even attempting to construct a time machine so you don't make the wrong decision between Stevie Johnson (#51) or DeSean Jackson (#53) as your WR3 - that would be me. And my triumph is nearly complete! Conversely, you can draft a team, take five minutes out of your Tuesday to make pickups, set your roster for the Thursday game in even less time and quickly check back Sunday morning to make sure none of your starters got injured or taking a week of league mandated vacation. Crazily enough, both of these Fantasy players have essentially the same chance of winning their respective leagues.

I think maybe this is why fantasy sports have lost their appeal to me.  It used to be that active participation and a little bit of OCD were material advantages.  Reliance on draft-day cheat sheets was for suckers, because they were prepared before the preseason when important knowledge was acquired.  Information throughout the season was a big leg up.  Nowadays there are just too damn many resources on the web to make it accessible to anyone, and as a result it's mostly become a crapshoot.
 
2013-08-16 12:04:35 PM  

Mugato: Incorrigible Astronaut: You liked 5 and 7? I mean, those two had their bright spots (Johnny Lee Miller and Ray Stevenson, respectively), but everything around those two was horrid. I was the show's biggest defender from seasons 1-4, but 8 can't wrap soon enough.

I dunno, I pretty much watched them all at once in succession so I don't know which season is which but yeah, I liked most of them. They do have their filler sub-plots like most shows with one large arc have (daughter chased by cougars in '24', Marie's shoplifting in Breaking Bad, the unending farm visit in The Walking Dead) but overall I think it was a great show. I do want his "apprentice" killed as soon as possible though.


I wouldn't call Marie's shoplifting "filler."  She got caught stealing and the cop did her a favor by letting her off the hook, and that led to the whole Gale Boetticher investigation.
 
2013-08-16 12:15:21 PM  

simplicimus: I admit I know nothing about fantasy football, but doesn't picking individual players remove the team variable from the statistics?


Not exactly. For example, take Larry Fitzgerald. Freak athlete, peak physical performer for many years. Last year fell off the map and wasn't worth a pick anywhere near where he went. Why? Because the Cardinals had an awful QB situation behind the worst offensive line in the league. Which paired well with their dead-last rushing game. You have to consider all aspects of a team when you look at an individual player. Of course, there are guys that stand out in spite of their team being terrible - but the team variable is still important.
 
2013-08-16 12:38:02 PM  

Treygreen13: simplicimus: I admit I know nothing about fantasy football, but doesn't picking individual players remove the team variable from the statistics?

Not exactly. For example, take Larry Fitzgerald. Freak athlete, peak physical performer for many years. Last year fell off the map and wasn't worth a pick anywhere near where he went. Why? Because the Cardinals had an awful QB situation behind the worst offensive line in the league. Which paired well with their dead-last rushing game. You have to consider all aspects of a team when you look at an individual player. Of course, there are guys that stand out in spite of their team being terrible - but the team variable is still important.


Thanks for the explanation.
 
2013-08-16 01:39:37 PM  

Super Chronic: Mugato: Incorrigible Astronaut: You liked 5 and 7? I mean, those two had their bright spots (Johnny Lee Miller and Ray Stevenson, respectively), but everything around those two was horrid. I was the show's biggest defender from seasons 1-4, but 8 can't wrap soon enough.

I dunno, I pretty much watched them all at once in succession so I don't know which season is which but yeah, I liked most of them. They do have their filler sub-plots like most shows with one large arc have (daughter chased by cougars in '24', Marie's shoplifting in Breaking Bad, the unending farm visit in The Walking Dead) but overall I think it was a great show. I do want his "apprentice" killed as soon as possible though.

I wouldn't call Marie's shoplifting "filler."  She got caught stealing and the cop did her a favor by letting her off the hook, and that led to the whole Gale Boetticher investigation.


And it showed that Hank has learned to live with a criminal in his family.
 
2013-08-16 02:38:56 PM  

WTF Indeed: It's an over-hyped waste of time that gets less and less exciting the more you engage in it?


I was going to post "You get tired of it after two seasons?" but this works as well.
 
2013-08-16 06:40:47 PM  
Walt wears a pork-pie, not a fedora.

/and ppr is stupid
 
2013-08-16 07:23:01 PM  
Hmm, there's a THR article that says last Sunday's Breaking Bad drew 5.9 million where as the linked article says Dexter was 2.5 million.
 
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